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Buttermilk Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Andrew's Mom
Added: Monday, October 8, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 pounds sweet potatoes (about 6 medium)
1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
OR a good splash of orange juice (1/8 to 1/4 cup)
3/4 cup buttermilk, room temperature or slightly warmed (powdered buttermilk reconstituted with water or milk works fine)
3 tablespoons butter, room temperature
1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
Salt and pepper to taste
Nutmeg or cinnamon

Directions:
Directions:
1. Scrub sweet potatoes, then blot dry with a paper towel or kitchen towel.
2. Cook sweet potatoes.
A. Peel sweet potatoes and cut into chunks. Steam over boiling water until tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Or,
B. Cook, unpierced, in a "potato sack" in the microwave for 12 minutes. If no sack, pierce unpeeled potatoes with fork, place on a plate, and microwave on high (100% power) 12 to 14 minutes, turning over halfway through, let cool and peel. If sweet potatoes are not tender when you squeeze with an oven mitted hand, cook three more minutes.
NOTE: For added fiber, you may leave the peel on, but you'll have to add more liquid during blending.
3. Transfer sweet potatoes to a deep mixing bowl and mash, blending in orange zest or orange juice, buttermilk, butter and brown sugar. (This step is very easy when you use a stick blender.)
4. Add salt, pepper, nutmeg, and cinnamon to make it as sweet/spicy or savory as your taste prefers. Transfer to serving dish

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Can be made ahead, refrigerated and reheated in microwave. Works well as a side dish when contributing to a funeral meal or covered dish social. Yummy for tots to seniors! I've always used a stick blender, and it turns out very creamy!

 

 

 

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